Alex Schnee

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Doing Good: Does Sustainable Tourism Work?

I get a lot of questions about sustainable travel and whether it really benefits communities around the world. “Does sustainable tourism work?” is …

Tourism

Guest Post: Green Tourism in Ecuador

<i>Ella, Content Manager for trekbible, is a writer and content specialist with a predilection for learning and exploring new places and cultures around</i> …

South America

Video and Blogging: Why It’s Becoming More Necessary for Your Travel Blog

One of the best parts about travel blogging for me is finding out that I have so much more to learn. I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years, but there …

What Is Sustainable Tourism?: A Guide

When I mention to fellow travelers that I am involved in sustainable tourism, many look at me with a confused expression. While sustainable travel …

Dancing Along: Exploring the City of Seville

After hearing about the beauty of Seville, Daniel and I were looking forward to checking it out over the weekend. We booked our bus ticket in …

Packing Lightly: How to Simplify Your Travel Lifestyle

If you’ve ever been in a situation on a trip where you’ve found yourself wishing you have brought less with you, then it might be time to think about …

Caffeine Addict: 5 Place I’ve Been to with the Best Coffee

As anyone who vaguely knows me can point out, I love coffee. Coffee has added so much to my life since I started making it a part of my daily …

Gaining Traction: How to Increase Your Travel Blog Traffic

One of the things I’ve loved about running a travel blog is the fact that you are constantly learning new things. For me, it’s been such a great way …

Want to Help Children Abroad?: Don't Volunteer at Orphanages

It might seem a bit harsh when I say “don’t volunteer at orphanages.” Many people have asked me how to do good on their travels, and how they can …

Living Large: Exploring Granada

When Daniel and I made the decision to move to Spain, I pretty much let him choose the locale. I was just happy to try something new and live as an …

Guest Post: A Changing Nation, Living in Saudi Arabia

<i>This is guest post by friend Bruce Guthrie, who recently made the move to Saudi Arabia to teach English. Bruce and his wife, Susan, have had a large</i> …

Be My Friend?: How to Connect with Fellow Travelers on the Road

When I first started traveling, I was more interested to see the places I was visiting than I was in making friends along the way. However, traveling …

Ho Chi Minh City

Making Money: How to Sustain a Digital Nomad Lifestyle

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a digital nomad, then you’ve probably wondered how you are going to make an income on the road and how you can …

Digital Nomads

Learning the Language: Why It’s Important to Know a Few Phrases on Your Travels

About a year ago, Daniel and I were in Morocco looking to get from Rabat to Fes. We had just left our riad and had flagged down a taxi, and we were …

Language

Travel Book Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

About seven months ago, my mother and I took on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria, Spain, to Santiago de Compostela. It was one of my favorite …

Books

Hitting the Beach Early: Exploring Sunny Malaga

Once Daniel and I decided to make the move to Spain, we were thrilled we were going to get some traveling in. Even though our apartment wouldn’t be …

European Travel

Going Long: Becoming a Long-Term Traveler (Things I Learned)

I remember the few weeks before my college graduation and how nervous I was about beginning my life after school. I was finishing up my time at Sarah …

5 Ways to Make Your Travels Worthwhile: Tips and Tricks

As those who have traveled a lot and over a short period of time know, traveling can start to feel redundant. I remember last year I visited Greece, …

Little Girl, Big Travels: Traveling as a Short Girl

I’m a short girl. I’m 5’2,” which used to be a constant source of sensitivity when I was younger. I always wanted to be one of those statuesque …

It Doesn’t Look Like That: Why I’m Tired of Travel Bloggers Lying about Their Travels

No offense to pretty travel bloggers, but I’m not buying it anymore. After following accounts on Instagram and Facebook within the travel industry …

Homesick for the Holidays: Getting through Christmas as a Traveler

This has been my second holiday season away from home, and I always start to feel a little bit homesick around my third month of travel. Add a hazy …

Social Media

Think You Can Make Money from Travel Blogging?: Why It’s Not Easy

When I tell people that I’m a travel writer, a lot of people tend to assume I make a lot of money. While I’m in a very stable place right now as a …

Marketing

Never Again: Exploring the Killing Fields in Cambodia

With limited time in Cambodia, we knew we would have to rush to see the main reason to visit Phnom Penh—the Killing Fields. To be fair, I knew very …

Numb

Get Packing: How to Choose the Best Backpack for Long-Term Travel

I remember when I first decided that I was going to go all out and get a backpack for my travels. I had been lugging around suitcases all over …

Camping

Things Have Changed: 5 Places I’ve Been to Affected by Climate Change

This is a hard post to write for me, because each of these places mean a little something different in their own way. I’ve made connections with …

National Parks

Do Your Research: Why Traveling is About More than Visiting a Place

I have to admit, I don’t tend to do a lot of research before visiting a new country. I might look up the best things to do or which foods to try …

Stereotypes

Animals and Travel: How to Pick Tours That Care

Sustainable travel has been one of my main focuses as a traveler over the past few years, and I’m always looking for new ways to make the world …

Tourism

It’s Hard Making Friends: Why Being an Expat Can Be Lonely

Last night, Daniel and I went on the roof of our apartment building to watch the lanterns take off for the Krathong Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai. …

Loneliness

Start at the Beginning: How to Start a Travel Blog

When I first began writing about my travels, I never had the thought that I would put together a travel blog and that it would end up taking up a …

Marketing

Angkor Where?: Exploring Angkor Wat and Siem Reap

After we rushed back from Kyoto to Tokyo, we were onto Cambodia. I wasn’t sure what to expect—it was my first foray into Southeast Asia and I had …

National Parks